St Gregory's Bed & Breakfast
St Gregory's is a large Edwardian semi-detached house that has been tastefully maintained, retaining many of its original features. The house was used as a hospital for recovering British soldiers during the First World War, and is now the home of popular local artist Chris Hutchins, his wife Sue and their good-natured dog Dawson.
The house is ideally situated, two minutes walk to the centre of Wroxham at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The Wroxham and Hoveton train station on the popular 'Bittern Line', with its excellent links to Norwich and Cromer, is only a five minute walk from the house.
Its location makes St. Gregory's a perfect base for those wishing to explore the region, with the north Norfolk coast just twenty minutes away by train, bus or car - as is the historic cathedral city of Norwich, with its connections to the national rail and road networks.
Information About the Area: Wroxham itself has a range of restaurants and pubs to choose from, along with a good selection of local shops. Boats can be hired by the day or hour from Wroxham and Horning.
The historic market towns of Aylsham (close to the Boleyn estate at Blickling), Coltishall (home of the World War II airbase) and North Walsham are within easy reach, as is Cromer, with its renowned end of the pier shows and summer carnival.
Norfolk's heritage coastline stretches from Hunstanton, via Holkham, Sheringham, Trimingham, Bacton, Happisburgh, Waxham, and Winterton on to the sands of Great Yarmouth's 'Golden Mile'. The Blakeney National Nature Reserve is one of the largest undeveloped coastal habitats in Europe, while the Broads offer a unique variety of wildlife habitats.
Close to St. Gregory's the beautifully designed grounds of East Ruston Vicarage, developed as a labour of love from bare, redundant farmland offers a treat for gardeners, while enthusiasts of the steam age can sample the delights of the Bure Valley (Wroxham-Aylsham) and North Norfolk (the Cromer-Holt 'Poppy Line') railways.
Beside the delights of messing about in boats and playing on golden sands, children have the even more energetic prospect of the recently opened Bewilderwood adventure park (guaranteed to provide parents with a sound night's sleep), the traditional funfair and Pet's Corner at Wroxham Barns (while parents tour the craft units - including Chris's artist's workshop), or Great Yarmouth's famous Pleasure Beach amusement centre.
Norwich, with its magnificent Norman cathedral and castle keep (erected to pacify the troublesome locals), its pedestrian-friendly medieval town centre and award-winning Chapelfield Mall development offers a huge variety of shops, pubs, clubs, restaurants and cinemas, all within easy walking distance.
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This page was last updated: 05 June 2010